Wednesday, January 29, 2014

United Food Bank Welcomes the Help of the Boy Scouts for this Years’ Scouting for Food Drive

Arizona- February 1, 2014 - On Saturday, February 1st,  the Boys Scouts Grand Canyon chapter will be conducting their annual Scouting for Food Drive, helping food banks all over the valley, including United Food Bank.

This food drive is huge for United Food Bank and its partner agencies, bringing in more than 130,000 pounds of food in just one morning!

“It’s a sight to see. There is a constant flow of trucks unloading bins filled to the brim with food,” said Melissa Forrester, Community Outreach Coordinator at United Food Bank. “Right now we are down about a million pounds of food in comparison to last year, so we could not be more thankful for the help of the Boy Scouts and the folks who are donating.”

How do they do it? In the next 2 weeks, Boy Scouts will be going out into the community and distributing flyers inviting people to donate food from their cupboards or pick up a few extra cans at the grocery store.

They will be going door to door in neighborhoods all over the valley on Saturday morning, February 1st  to collect the food- so have your cans ready! Visit for more information about Scouting for Food.

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